Charles Schwab’s commitment to employ and support military service men and women was recently recognized by the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
The ESGR honored Phoenix’s Carmen Pedersen from Operations and Peter Burke from Client Service & Support with Service Member Patriot Awards, which recognize managers in the civilian workforce who have demonstrated strong support for their National Guard/Reserve team members.
Army National Guardsman Mylene Mirador nominated her manager, Carmen, for the ESGR award. “I started on Carmen’s team in July 2015,” said Mylene. “Although I am in the Army National Guard, the challenges of being a soldier still remain; if anything, the amount of training we have to squeeze into a small amount of time can be very grueling. Carmen has been very supportive in so many ways, her ability to handle my training schedule — including last-minute changes — has been incredible.”
“My military experience translates into my day-to-day work here at Schwab by allowing me to mentally prepare and focus on daily challenges,” said Mylene. “It also helps me adapt to new and unexpected scenarios; I am able to better analyze information and work in a team environment, the way that we work together as a unit.”
“I nominated my former manager Peter Burke for the award because of how easy he made it for me to manage my military and Schwab career,” said Marine Corps Reservist Reynaldo Sandoval.
“My previous employer was not as supportive and my time away from my civilian job was often stressful,” said Reynaldo. “When I attend my training it is nice to know that I can step away and focus 100 percent on the mission.”
“My Marine Corps experience has helped me learn some valuable skills that are absolutely critical here at Schwab,” Reynaldo said. “Among the most valuable is teamwork: knowing you have a support system to accomplish any task — and being supportive of others — is not only a skill that is useful at Schwab but it is useful in life.”
Meet hiring representatives from Charles Schwab at the BestCompaniesAZ 4th Annual Military Career Event, Wednesday, March 7. It is open to all active military, reservists, veterans, retired, and their families. Register today!
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